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the standard they are using? is that correct? >> yes. president vietor: i thought the dollar amounts, -- amount, tommy, was $14 million? i saw the puc contribution to that is smaller. is that correct? >> the chart that i showed you is just waste water. the money table. president vietor: $14 million -- >> that is a citywide contract, and the puc and the airport, the airport is about $32,000 annually. president vietor: city airport is the primary purchaser? >> no. -- so the airport is the primary purchaser? >> no. the airport is a fairly small amount. the puc use about half. waste water uses it at their treatment plant for about one- third. the $14 million was a three-year total. president vietor: there was also this question around the low- flow toilets. >> the question is not really about low-flow toilets. it is really about water conservation. i think it is important for us, there is never going to be enough water. a lot of rain the last couple of years, but i think what your conversation, -- water conservation, we have to adapt to a whole new way of doing business. i do not think it is going
about it. >> i do not want to get us into a position by setting artificial sites by having limits on what we would have for the projects. we do not know what they're going to be. carefully, and not starting arguments with people that are unnecessary. we do not know what they are. there are some that will be less expensive. but it might avoid flooding in people's homes. others are more productive sounding because there is more avoidance of waste water where storm water, but no one cares, so there are a lot of things -- avoided a waste water or storm water -- avoidance of waste water or storm water. again, i do not want to set artificial sides because solar projects are more expensive and wind -- to set artificial sights because solar projects are more expensive than wind. vice president moran: the projects that are most difficult to deal with and that you are not supplying something and trying to figure out how to deal with it, so the measures are tougher, and i would expect that to be harder. >> there are things that are very expensive that you would not do but we have chosen to d
to support us. we especially want to give him this award for being the first state legislator in the country to find family planning for low- income women. in the 1970's, when he was on the national board of planned parenthood. i do not know if you know that, but i was there. we want to give him a weapon today to help us as a fundamentalists tried to take those rights away from us. mayer browor brown -- [laughter] [applause] >> may the force be with you. [laughter] they the force be with you and with us -- may the force be with you and with us. >> a jedi warrior. now you know what was behind that mask darth vader was wearing. me. >> at this time, i want to acknowledge a couple of people outside of our committee. >> so it's a tremendous honor to be here today. we've got a tremendous program for you. this is our annual black history month kickoff. it was started many, many years ago. dr. carter g. woodson had participated in the founding of black history month. he was involved in the group known as the oh, -- association for the study of african-american life and history. the local chapter of
, fisherman's wharf area, and in sausalito. probably got in sausalito, we do a lot of the group areas -- multi-use areas, sidewalks, boardwalks. that sort of thing. it is very fun and safe. the people in blue behind me, first and foremost, we are instructors, and then tour guides after that. thank you. supervisor mar: thank you. >> good morning, supervisors. my name is maria o'donnell. i am a segway tour guide with the electric for company. this is what we use so people can hear our instructions on the tour. it is a radio. we have individual earbuds which we have new for each customer, which they are welcome to keep after. throughout the entire store, we are talking to them, giving them instructions, i am telling them about safety things, alerting them to pedestrians, cars, pot holes, bumps. i am always in constant contact with them. just so we are visible, we also where our jackets. you can really see. there is no way to miss us. the most thing is safety. i always make sure that everyone knows what they are doing. before we go on the tour, the training is so thorough, if i ever feel someone does
cooking all of the great new year food. it brought us together but it was also an opportunity to share our culture with others, bring more unity among all of our communities. half the lunar new year to everyone and let's unite our communities together. thank you. [applause] >> good evening, my name is carmen chu. i will keep my message brief. i want to wish everyone a happy lunar new year. again, this is a time that is important to many of merit -- asian-american families because of the importance of bringing together family. i think we can all replicate this, the matter what community we live in. so i want to say happy new year. [speaking chinese] [applause] >> good evening. [speaking korean] in the new year, may have much good luck and fortune. new year's was a time for my family to get together and build community but also to reflect on the previous year, what challenges lie ahead of us. today at the board of supervisors, we recognized black history month. for me, that is always a reflection of the work of people that have come before us so that we can be where we are today. as asian am
>> as you all know, the german marshall fund vehicle very kind to provide us with this -- has been very kind to provided us with this opportunity to have four of their european experts in bicycle planning, bicycle implementation and bicycle programs and they are experts on all aspects of the bicycle. and here in san francisco, you know, we are at this point trying to after a hiatus of three years because of court-ordered injunctions trying to implement our bike plan. so we all a collective goal, i believe, to increase the environmental and nick sustainability of the world around us that we participate in and especially in san francisco, but we do have a special responsibility because this place provides us with the opportunity that most other places don't. the geometry and geography of san francisco is up that it is easier for us being in a city of short trips to veil ourselves to other alternatives to the car. so when we want to reclaim the street and the public right-of-way and the public realm for people and basic human needs of access to the humanities that urban environments p
brought -- brought us sing a song full of the hope that the present has brought us facing the rising sun of a new day begun ♪ ♪ let us march on to victory ♪ ♪ as one [applause] >> thank you. i'm al williams, president of the board of the san francisco african-american historical society. we'd like to join, and trevor, in welcoming you all to this annual 2011 kickoff program for black history month. first of all i'd like to say that the chairs to my right are vacant and will be filled shortly. the mayor will be arriving about 11:30. he had another engagement that he was they'd at. and supervisors -- he was delayed at. and supervisors -- no, that's not them -- miracle arim aye and coyne are in committee and i understand they will be finishing up shortly and then they will be joining us to bring greetings. i want to thank pastor curran and ms. suites for their participation in the program. and ms. suites with her wonderful voice, we use this program as an opportunity to present cameos of people who are otherwise engraged shall -- engaged in black history month program
of nuclear energy here in the u.s., we continue our coverage of japan's massive earthquake. you're watching "nightly business report" for monday, march 14. this is "nightly business report" with susie gharib and tom hudson. "nightly business report" is made possible by: this program is made possible this program is made possible by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. captioning sponsored by wpbt >> susie: good evening everyone. my colleague tom hudson is off tonight. it's day four of japan's monstrous earthquake and tsunami, and the full brunt of the damage is still unknown. the death toll is expected to exceed 10,000 and the country continues to battle the threat of a catastrophic nuclear accident. now japan is focused on the enormous human suffering, but attention around the world is also shifting to the economic consequences of the disaster. many economists believe the country is likely to slide into recession. so what will that mean for the rest of the world? suzanne pratt reports. >> reporter: there's no question the human toll of japan's epic earthquake and tsunam
been with us for quite a long time. not a problem that we would have in order to release this report, i would hope. president vietor: it sounds like something you want is a plan for implementation? i think we could probably move forward, understanding that there is a lot of moving parts, the cca, covering costs of service, and all the things we have flagged. perhaps you could come back to us with a sense of when, if it moves forward from this commission and goes to the board and gets adopted, then, perhaps, you could come back in one of the subsequent meetings and let us know what it would take to take eight -- to have a budget. vice president moran: a question i have on that, if the report is a free more, -- is a framework, there is at least one recommendation there -- there may be more than that. funding for a period of time. i think until we have a financial plan incorporated as part of this, it would be inappropriate to have those kinds of recommendations. president vietor: mm-hmm. i think that is a point well taken. we do not want an unfunded mandate, and if we are going to commit
, those who have been painting for years, some conservative errors from the getty. to have them tell us about the works of their school was important. it represents african-american artists to during the 20's and 30's used an incredible body of work. it is one of the most incredible works of art in the city, bar none. it is a huge mural of incredible works. >> the san francisco civic arts collection has been in existence since the turn of the century. it consists of everything from monument to golden gate park to market street, other works in the collection, from the wpa era, the quite tower, the works from the george washington high school. we have the contemporary education, where they depict some of the vocational arts that were taught at george washington high school. what is interesting is the artist's and corp. of some of the -- incorporation of some of the architectural elements. they used the speaker from the p a system as part of the design. on the opposite side of the library, we have a large fresco which depicts the academic subjects that were taught at the time. it serves as
board. of the same time, we can reach out to president alvarado about use of emergency funds. if we do not hear from him tomorrow, i would entertain continuing from tomorrow's meeting to when i get back. we will hopefully have word from him than on that item. we can move this forward without recommendation as a committee report to the full board tomorrow. we can do that without objection. ms. johnson, do we have any other items? >> we do not. chairperson avalos: 84 your support. we are adjourned. supervisor mar: the meeting will come to order. this is the march 14, 2011, meeting of the land use and economic development committee of the san francisco board of supervisors. i am the chair of the committee. to my left a supervisor -- to my left his supervisor wiener. could you please give us the announcements? >> please turn off cell phones and pagers. copies of documents to submitted -- to be submitted to the file should be submitted to the clerk. supervisor mar: thank you, and thanks to the staff had sfgtv -- aat sfgtv for televising us. supervisor wiener: supervisor cohen is out of town
. >> reporter: by this morning, the u.s.s. reagan and its support ships and other u.s. military personnel had already begun 20 missions. the aircraft have been conducting missions on the lookout for things like this, a man found 10 miles out to sea, clinging to his roof. he had apparently run back to his house to retriever things when the tsunami hit. he broke down and cried. his wife remains missing. in addition to military help, the u.s. is providing lots of civilian humanitarian add. two rescue teams, one from fairfax, virginia, the other from los angeles have arrived in japan. they are among teams sent from 10 different countries. the american red cross also helping out in an assistance capacity for the japanese red cross. >> there are also pockets of communities where no one has been able to get to yet, because they've been cut off by roads that have been destroyed or even by the tsunami waters that haven't receded. those are the people we're really worried about. >> reporter: the good news about this disaster with so many assets already in place in japan at the naval base, the naval sta
likely caused bay mixture of hydrogen and oxygen used to cool down the fuel rods with seawater. 600 residents still in the area being told to stay indoors after 160 people may have been ex-prosed to radiation after the last blast. the editor for the japanese online edition of the "wall street journal" is joining us. we were talking about the fact that they have been having the rolling blackouts and that is making things consist all the way around. >> they were pep co which is the company that operates the nuclear reactors shut down also provides electricity to tokyo. there is not enough electionity to go around because of the shut down and so they are going to do the step-by-step stopping electricity at one part of tokyo while the others go on. the whole thing was not handled well and as of now the stoppage has not taken place at all. >> so people are sitting there waiting for the electricity to go off on on at any minute. is that what the situation is. >> woo hwe were told to go to e home page to find out what time our area would be fit. as of this morning while we were wondering t
to support us in maintaining the program as is with our wonderful teachers. thank you. [applause] president mendoza: thank you. >> [speaking foreign language] as it is with our wonderful teachers including violeta wong. thank you. >> my name is -- [speaking spanish] >> good evening, everybody. my name is marie. i have one boy at brian elementary in fourth grade. everything we do as parents, we do it for our children. >> [speaking spanish] >> i came to talk about in particular one of my worries, which in the past, you have not taken us in consideration. brian is going through a difficult situation and the decisions that have been taking place have been done by a group of parents that do not represent the minority of us. >> [speaking spanish] >> and lately the administration, what they have created is a hostile climate. teachers, parents, also our students. this is not a healthy environment for them to go to. >> [speaking spanish] >> so therefore right now, we suggest that immediately the administration should be removed. everybody within the administration should be removed. >> [speaking spa
tonight from the coast of japan where all of us at abc news are bringing you a story we have never seen before. we know the crushing impact of that earthquake and the tsunami that swept away thousands and thousands of lives, but word tonight of an issue at a nuclear site which at the very least could be uncharted territory. there are three reactors at one location in trouble. we know that two had explosions releasing some radiation and now word that at a third reactor, uranium rods with core heat of 3,400 degrees have been partially or perhaps entirely exposed raising the question of a nuclear power meltdown. the japanese have now called in american nuclear experts and the international atomic energy agency. even as those new images remind us of the violent events on friday, in the north an entire town whose houses rode the ra d rapids to flatten by the water. a minivan no match for the jet speed waves and this is what the passengers saw as the brown waters overwhelmed the airport as they waited to board their plane. our team is out across the disaster zone tonight and we start with th
banks to consider imposing limits on debit card purchases. that brings us to our water cooler question of the day. would you change your bank if it suddenly imposed a ceiling on your debit card purchases? you can share your response at wbaltv.com and on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to watercooler@wbaltv.com. >> 39 degrees on tv hill. will we see any relief at the pump? >> conflicting stories about the deadly bus accident in new york. >> this is traffic. 95 north of 43 in the white marsh area. >> welcome back. all quiet on this monday morning. we have a touch of cloud cover this morning. nothing of any consequence. we're watching a storm moving out of the midwest. we have a few clouds today. partly cloudy skies. 33 at the airport. 34 in parkton. 35 in jarrettsville. a mixture of sunshine and a few clouds said. high temperatures will be on either side of 50 degrees. not a bad day. we will check the seven-day forecast coming up in just a few minutes. for now, to the news desk. >> thank you. officials in new jersey are assessing the damage after parts of the state were hit by fl
morning. i am mindy basara. >> and i am stan stovall. thank you for joining us this morning. >> tony pann has a check on the forecast. >> it was a nice weekend. we'll kind of continued that trend. some cloud cover. we do not expect any precipitation. 32 at the airport. today, a mix of sun and clouds. high temperature will be either side of 50 degrees. a few degrees cooler than was over the weekend. we will check the seven-day forecast coming up in just a few minutes. we have some rain to talk about. first we say good morning to sarah. >> a few accidents to add to the list. a bit busier. on eastbound 100, there is an accident being worked on near 295. out on on the j.f.x., and looks like that one is gone. one coming in at perring parkway. allegheny avenue and baltimore avenue, some water main break going on. 222 shut down. kind of a busy start. we will keep you posted on any new problems. this is it live view of traffic in terms of traffic on the west side. out of the traffic building just a bit. this is. near the curtis creek drawbridge. so far so good on the east side of the beltway. no
world war ii. we have team fox coverage this hour and james has the latest from washington on the u.s. effort to help. but first we will get to the pacific coast of japan. what is the latest on the nuclear situation there to the north? >>reporter: well, it is happening again, up the coast from where we are, the massive complex of nuclear reactors has been targeted, hit by both of earthquake and tsunami. the technicians this night are trying to avoid yet another hydrogen explosion at this reactor, the nuclear rods have been exposed, partly exposed and the risk of a meltdown at this reactor we are told is very real there already have been other explosions at one reactor this morning and another at another reactor on saturday. each time there is an explosion there is release of radioactivity that is why there is a 12 mile exclusion zone, 140,000 people have been evacuated and some have been exposed to radiation and the folk here, the authorities say it is under control but there are a lot of skeptical people here in japan and elsewhere. >>shepard: in question, greg, we know there are mil
using so much energy to take the salt out that you are going to create a lot more greenhouse gas emissions by burning the energy to do that. this will like -- this will be like trying to bail out a boat with too small a devices said the plugging the holes. the environmental groups are going to try to steer us away from that. i was surprised to hear staff is not up to speed on composting toilets. they have become very sophisticated. there are systems to use in multiple room buildings and they are not just use in rural areas but in suburban households. it will create jobs to have as people come in and pick it up. thank you. >> that they do have some very unique -- also on desalinization, there are concerns about that out there. if that is why the review is in place. >> we have talked about the constructed wetlands before. i am a big fan because they provide a big service and they can really help to mitigate. i would encourage our waste water team to be looking at wetlands opportunities along the bay and what we might be able to at least pilot sooner rather than later. >> the proble
you have to get out. water. how much water do you need for 72 hours? if you use the hot water heater you have to turn off the gas. if you don't stop the gas it will light up and cause a little explosion or fire. vegetables. the back of the tank you go up and treat water with bleach. but remember, it should be a fresh pot of bleach. once you open bleach it looses the effectiveness of the bleach. one capful for a gallon of water. wait 20 minutes. wash your hands. wait a half-hour, to drink it, tastes like pool water but it kills germs. >> what kind of food do you want to keep? open the fridge don't open it too much. eat all perishable food first. you want to save emergency supplies. what emergency supply food do you want to /kaoepl. keep? energy bars. dry food. canned vegetables. can corn, can peas, you can drain that and drink the water and eat the vegetables. buy can food that you eat normally. and a can opener. first aid kit, have 3. have you a small one in the car, have a nice sized one for home and make sure you have one at work. make sure if you are a diabetic or have a heart c
. it used to vary on the temperature by up to half an inch. that caused tripping hazards. now you walk out and it is a smooth transition. it is important for the disabled as well. over here is the controller. but this does is it provides information to the elevator where to go. receives commands from within the elevator and from the destination dispatched central -- dispatched central. these elevators are precisely the electronic breaks, so they need to be very precise. in accordance with the vfd to supply power to the elevator motor, which is right here. these are original d.c. drives. d.c. was in place at the beginning of elevators. it was easier to control. currently, new elevators are ac drives. but they are so expensive to replace and waste of materials. we have made it more efficient by providing aid to the electrical system to drive it. this is controlled by the same transistor that controls the toyota prius. when the elevator is empty, the counterweight polls the elevator and it generates electricity by breaking. the same thing as in your toyota creosote or another hybrid car. --
which is better than having it offshore and used offshore. i'd rather have it here in the form of dividends to shareholders or investment in the country and than never used in america. >> host: congressman greg walden is chairman of the commerce subcommittee on communication and technology. mike zapler with ""the politico"," thank you both. >> guest: thank you. >> coming up on c-span2, a portion of recent testimony by transportation secretary ray lahood on president obama's 2012 budget request. then more on transportation as we bring you live coverage of the american public transportation association's legislative conference. later, the senate returns at 2 p.m. eastern for general speeches. that'll be followed later by debate and a vote on a u.s. district court nomination as well as a procedural vote on a bill authorizing small business administration programs. >> author, poet and playright ishmael reid is on "in depth," live sunday, april 3rd. he's written over 25 books including "airing dirty laundry laundry," "another day at the front." join our three-hour conversation takin
to in knowledge that we appreciate the mayor meeting with us on tuesday. >> the supervisor -- he is quick to speak in spanish and then i will read his testimony. >> [speaking spanish] >> good afternoon, my name is marco santiago. we believe that all students should have an opportunity to get a good education, no matter what education they live in. not everybody in our society believes that all students can be successful. most white students have high expectations and opportunities. most black and latino students get low expectations and few opportunities. we believe that the graduation requirement is the most critical promise that the city needs to make to the next generation. we need to talk to you about how this promise as falling short. me and others from the high schools and the elementary have come to city hall to give you an update on their campaign for education equity. >> my name is jennifer sanchez. i go to downtown high school. summer school is important because we need to graduate. sometimes students may take longer. sometimes students are dealing with tons of issues that distract us fr
if other safety studies -- is it the i2 segways? there's a certain type used that is more safe than other types of segways? >> i would have to defer to the vendor. i'm not familiar. i know that earlier models have some software issues. many of the more publicized incidents were related to that. a few years ago, there was a recall, recalling all of the segways, and since that time, many of those safety issues have been addressed, but i'm not familiar with the different models. supervisor mar: thank you so much. through the chair, if it is ok, if we could open this up for public comment. we have a number of speakers from the sf electric tour company, and a number of organizations that requested the hearing through my office. i'm going to call community representatives first, and then we have what looks like segway representatives from other regions. i will be calling a number of speakers from the sf electric tour company. there's about 15 people here. i will just call people as their hearts are filled out. >> thank you for holding this hearing. i am president of wall -- walk san francisco.
, but we were not really thinking about that. and opportunities to make use and see stormwater as a benefit and not so much as a nuisance. commissioner torres: the present building? >> this is an imaginary location. commissioner torres: ok. >> bioretention basins. the cesar chavez. it will take awhile to chip away. we have completed one it -- one project that was completed in the southeast part of the city. it has pavement, planters. basically, we did monitoring before the project, and we will be doing monitoring to see how it does in different types of storms. but now, i get to my fun part about the triple bottom line. this is a big one, because we are being asked to look at this differently than we have ever compared alternatives before, where we actually place values on different types of improvements, including environmental, which, still, hitting the market in terms of flooding -- with, still, hitting the market in terms of flooding. we are working with our hydraulics to define what level of performance that will have to be, and it will have to be a technical one to be able to make sur
brought rescue dogssto help in the search for survivors. the u-s ilitary is sending helicopters to the devastated area with food, water and medical suppliees energy experts are working around the clock to avert anotter potential disaster in japan.explosions badly damaged nuclear reactors, releaaing a small amount of radiation into the air. theejapanese government ordered an evacuatiin of the area as a precaution.they say the amount of radiationnreleased does not pose any serious threat, but were tested for exposure. and back here at home, energy pfficials says two nuclear reactors in southern maryland would be safe if an earthquake wwre ever to hit maryland. officials from the nuclear regulatory commission say all u-s nuclear power plants are built to withstaad earthquakes and tsuanmi's.constellation energy nuclear group operates phe reactors at calverttcliffs. califoonia's coastal towns are cleaning up... after tsunami came crashing through.it's estimated the waves... triggered by japan's earthquake... caused up to 20- million dollarssworth of damage... to boats in the santa c
for joining us. i am megan pringle. >> i am charley crowson. before we get started, your orange -- nosh you like the orange. >> i like the orange tie. ms awareness week. we are excited about this. all week you will find out how much orange we have. but we have guest to talk about why it's so important to raise awareness it's tough disease and close to my heart. my mother has it. and we will hear about what you can do to razz awareness and raise -- raise awareness and funds for a cure. we hope you join us for the ms walk. there's a bunch from april 2nd to april 19th. we have the information you need to know. >>> a wonderful cause. >>> also, it's the springtime. many of us dusting off the winter's chill getting ready for the spring cleaning. you want to do everything, the nooks and crannies and shelves and cabinets. remember your electronics. coming up, john with best buy is at the geek squad has tips. did you know windex could hurt your computer monitor in. >> you know i didn't know that. but i am sure that i need to clean mine. so i will find out what it is. >> don't utes -- don't use winde
you today. thanks for inviting us in and showing us your amazing facility today. >> my pleasure. >> how long has electric works been around? >> electric works has been in san francisco since the beginning of 2007. we moved here from brisbane from our old innovation. we do printmaking, gallery shows, and we have a fabulous retail store where there are lots of fun things to find. >> we will look at all of that as we walk around. it is incredible to me how many different things you do. how is it you identify that san francisco was in need of all these different services? >> it came from stepping out of graduate school in 1972. i wrote a little thing about how this is an idea, how our world should work. it should have printmaking, archiving, a gallery. it should have a retail store. in 1972, i wanted to have art sales, point-of-sale at the grocery store. >> so you go through the manifesto. with the bay area should have. you are making art incredibly accessible in so many different ways, so that is a good segue. let's take a walk around the facilities. here we are in your gallery spa
definitive program, there are opportunities for a variety of entertainment and retail uses for recreational uses that we will be exploring. supervisor mar: can you explain what the use would be within the airplane hangers? >> building two would be with the grocery store is. then, a public market similar to what was done in the ferry building but with more of a production slant to it. so it would be carved up into 3000 5000-square-foot areas that cheesemakers and coffee roasters would have the opportunity to actually produce products in. building 3, again, a variety of recreational and entertainment uses. immediately to the left of building one, and you will see the cultural park, and i will talk about that in more detail. a hotel and then an icon residential tower. to give you a sense of the character island center neighborhood, this is a perspective looking down at retail street, and then up at the top, you can see the plaza between buildings two and three. looking back at the marina plaza, and then, on the far right, the plaza right behind building one. moving to the city
, there are fines. everywhere we turn in order to ensure we can comply, there is a portion that is difficult for us. we are really going to need some support in the short run. chairperson avalos: whatever publican give to help people to change practices, we will do. i think this is one time where it is necessary to discard some old ways and come forward with some new ways. there are a lot of unions that have asked for some flexibility to help them be better oriented toward this ordinance. i think changing those ways around a main call and building a pipeline and apprenticeship program is going to be the way to go. to the extent you can work with my office and the office of economic and work-force development and other city departments to make it happen, we are here to make it a bit easier for you. >> i appreciate that. we will use your help. thank you. >> good afternoon. ♪ to be hired to the limit standing tall for a chance to work with you i'd gladly risk it all through the sict -- city fire through the limits and do it all for a chance to be working with you i'd really risk it all right down to
cultural arts center in san francisco. joining me is the cultural art director. tell us what moad's mission is. what does it do? >> the museum of the african diaspora showcases the history, art, and cultural richness that resulted from the dispersal of africans throughout the world. we do that through compelling and innovative exhibitions, public programs, and education programs. our goal is to celebrate and present for appreciation to our broad and diverse public the controversial energy contributions of people of african descent to world culture in all aspects in all areas, including politics, culture, economics, education, just in all aspects of cultural forms of expression. >> one of the fascinating things since 2005 when the museum was established, is that it has become clear from science that all of humanity originates in africa. how does that influence the education programs or presentation here at moad? >> obviously, being able to attenuate that, and there is a sign at the door that says, "when did you know that you were african?" our point is that we share a common dna, and it conn
with president obama and president hu jintao. that was fantastic. while we were there, both of us did what we were supposed to do and what we could do and that is we met with every one we could about the business of our cities and in particular, i got to meet my very good friend, the commerce secretary i grew up with in seattle, washington and i applaud him for all of the money that they could possibly give us and we are already working on that and he said that china sf was one of the most integrated programs to ever -- innovative programs to come to the west coast. i got to meet the hud secretary and in the short time with all of the other mayors, we were able to talk about our building of housing at affordable housing and of the great partnership that we will have as the enrolls and has unrolled the federal homeless program at how that can match up with our program as well. we met with secretary -- and talk about job creation and discovered that we are working on linking up our community colleges and making sure that all of the students go to college but continue to get degrees so they don'
. aboard the u.s. ronald reagan -- >> we are ordered to help people. >> this is one more example of the reach of this disaster. a crisis still spreading. the full scope still uncertain. >> back here at home, a professor is headed to japan to investigate the structural infrastructure. they will survey the damage in an effort to figure out why some buildings collapsed and others did niot. he says that has to do with building codes and designs. >> they intentionally designed the structures to sway so the earthquake does not damage the building. specifically we try to prevent a total collapse. >> damage estimates from the earthquake in tsunami are in the billions. for the very latest on the disaster in japan, including the dramatic pictures and video, visit our website. click on hot topics. hope you are doing well on this monday. a couple of degrees cooler, but all in all not a bad day. this will affect customer night in through wednesday with a chance of showers. and in the meantime sitting at 50 downtown baltimore. 48 at the airport. 46 on the eastern shore. today's forecast calls
. they continue yet again today. good morning. good to have you along with us. welcome, allison. >> the images out of japan are jaw dropping. this is a buddhist temple rocking back and forth from the sheer jolt of the quake. rescue and relief efforts are now underway. millions of people are left without food, water and electricity for days. japanese officials near thousands of people may be dead. bill: we have julian from sendai in northern japan where the tsunami came onshore near this nuclear power plants. what's the latest from there? >> i have been down by the sendai airport watching the japanese military collecting body parts from the paddy fields around the airport. the power is out in large parts of the city. there are huge fires along the waterfronts where the petroleum and refinery facilities have gone up. inland it's getting back to normal in that people are going back to where their houses used to be and they are trying to salvage what they can from the remains. homes are buckled, trees have been ripped up and shredded across the lands scape. it's a complete mess. . bill: it's mes he it
, america. joining us is "world news" anchor, diane sawyer, is who is there in sendai, japan, where the scope of the destruction is staggering. aftershocks still rocking the region. >> dealing with two crises. humanitarian. and an urgent disaster, to avoid a nuclear emergency. there was a third partial meltdown overnight. 11 injured in the blast. and after american officials detected radiation onboard "the uss ronald reagan," it was moved offshore. and nuclear experts still believe that the chances of a full-scale meltdown are remote. but the chances of a nuclear disaster, even worse than we feared. >> the death toll may top 10,000, with reports of thousands of bodies washing ashore. the disaster has also dealt a powerful blow to japan's economy. their stock market plunged overnight, as the government announced it would pump more than $200 billion into the economy. and we have new pictures for you to see. an aftershock this morning. when you see the images, you can see the power lines shaking in the snow. and the road splitting apart down below. again, this in this morning. we have
really are going to do -- start fighting with the devil but we sometimes use language -- yeah, you do. but we -- sometimes we use language that is designed to bring home a point. i just want to say for whatever reason the amount of charity has gone up, certainly can go up more. we heard and know and understand that they provided 40% of care -- we -- the expression that we want you to operate in good faith and as someone who served on the planning committee on our side, there's lots to be done. there are certainly agreements that we want to have with you and on behalf of all the women that get their breast care at st. lukes and all the babies that are born in your hospital and the work you've done, we do believe -- i believe you have operated in good faith, that you will continue to do so and you will make the changes needed to make to provide the best care for the citizens of fran -- san francisco. i do believe that you operated in good faith and been good partners with us in the last couple of years. >> commissioner sanchez? >> i just wanted to state that in reference to the health c
back today as high pressure will keep us temporary dry. but you can see the cloudiness associated with the systems moving through the washington area. so we'll go with a partly to mostly sunny day today and again it will be cooler. a cold front came through yesterday and that's going to hold the temperatures down just a little bit this afternoon. currently 41 at reagan national. 33 out at dulles. still cold out to the west. harrisonburg is 31 degrees. and in ocean city this morning, 40. our highs later in afternoon will vary but in the upper 40s and low 50s. there you go, mostly sunny skies this afternoon. partly sunny and cooler than yesterday. yesterday upper 50s, today upper 40s and low 50s. more details on the forecast. it gets better from here. wait until you see the five-day and i'll have that for you coming up. allison. >>> we continue to follow the deadly earthquake and tsunami in japan this morning. the official death toll now standing at 2800 but some estimate that could go as high as 10,000. >> the country has experienced more than 150 aftershocks. most recent a 6.2 ear
, and integration. using a distinct visual approach, each of the artist's response to the shifting needs of their communities in ways that offer unique perspectives and multiple points of entry. >> the exhibition is to bring together the voices of a new generation chicana artists, all of whom reference the works of the civil-rights movement in their works, but they are also responding to a new cultural concerns and new cultural circumstances. >> the works in the show include a large canvas depicting a woman washing the beach with her hair at the u.s./mexican border. the painting encourages the viewer to engage with the current debates over immigration and the politics of women and labor. influenced by the campaigns of the chicano civil rights movement, this oakland artist is a print maker whose work has helped and sustainability with the immigrant community as well as other current sociopolitical issues. this print-based work draws on appropriated agricultural worker manuals and high fashion labels to satirically address class issues, cultural identities, and consumerism. >> angelica --
perspective, done carefully and correctly, caught the scent of the sites and what it tells us today and what it does not tell us today, wheat can be innovators in innovating this from a climate change perspective. you don't have that many opportunities to incorporate climate change into a long term capital planning. we should focus on rainfall intensity. this is a very difficult thing to study. this is a trend that we will see greater rainfall intensity. we can do that. we are investing a lot of money in rebuilding systems. >> before you move on, i had a couple of questions on that. the rainfall intensity question, i am hoping that the discussions and planning that it can be in the context of climate change. we don't always remember that climate change is an overriding subjects that we should be paying attention to as we are designing our system. we want to keep water out of the system but of that intensity and using models, this would be very helpful. >> let me comment on the models. this is something that we spent some time on the plumas project. this was just 435 operators among the five
morning, march 14th, 2011. captioning funded by cbs >>> and thanks for joining us on this monday morning. you can see, these are just some of the images which have been coming in, and frankly, they speak for themselves. they're just unimaginable. >> the devastation that we first saw here friday morning, and now, in the days after this disaster in japan, we continue to get more images, more video of exactly the impact that this is having on this nation and the people there. damage estimates in the tens of billions of dollars. but, of course you can't put a dollar figure on the loss of life. and the loss of life as the death toll estimates continue to increase hour by hour in the region. >> they do. and you hear those numbers and you know how well-prepared japan was to deal with something of this magnitude. frightening to think what could have been. the sheer magnitude of this catastrophe is frankly, staggering. the numbers barely begin to tell the story but they do give you a very good idea of where we stand at this hour. the official death toll is currently 2800. one po
, starting to feel a little chilly. >> starting to complain a little bit. >> getting used to the warmer temperatures. >> not much i can do for steve. >> i'll take it. >> the rest of us, it is a little chilly out there. a few spots below freezing. bring along a jacket or coat. our highs today will be in the upper 40s and low 50s. not a lot to show you. see the greens and yellows off to the west in ken and southern independent -- in kentucky and southern indiana. that is our next weather maker. until then, we should a decent day today. right now, our temperatures are cool. they're real cool. how cool are they? let's switch maps and we'll be able to tell you. 40degrees at reagan national. dulles, below freezing, that's cold, 31. bwi marshall, 34. 52 the daytime high. winds will be light out of the north at five to 10. kind of typical for this time of year. >> i think it was about that early in the morning in miami and i was like oh, how chilly. this is what it is like back home. it is amazing what a difference it make when you go on vacation. >> how easily we're spoiled by sunshine. julie
not be possible to the expense -- the extent that it could be considered, the conditional use process could be prohibitive to entry because of a long timelines associated with approval, so just as an entrepreneur who would like to eliminate barriers of entry, if possible, not just for me but for others, i think that would be great. if you could take a look at that also. thank you. supervisor mar: thank you. sir? >> ♪ let's hear it for the fillmore let's give it a hand let's hear it for land use and all your plans the budget is going to get big and grote -- gorw -- grow let's hear it for the fillmore and the plan it is going to get big and grow let's hear it for the city let's hear it for the fillmore let's hear it for the land use and ollie were city plans -- and all your city plans whoa, whoa, whoa, let's hear it for the city let's hear it for all of your plans you are going to understand oooooooo ♪ supervisor mar: thank you. is there anyone else on the public who would like to speak or sing? seeing none, public comment is closed. >> there was an earlier similar ordinance in january, r
safe. thank you. in the u.s., the americans are mobilizing to help the strongest asian ally. james rose season at the state department. >> i want to reiterate america's support for people in japan. i said directly to the prime minister of japan, prime minister kan that the united states will continue to offer any assistance we can as japan recovers from multiple disasters. >> already that assistance spans the full range of the u.s. government asset and capabilities. officials from the department of energy and the nuclear regulatory commission are working on site with the japanese counterparts. >> in particular, they have asked for additional types of equipment that will help provide water in other re sources to ensure that the reactors continue to be cool. >> we have dispatched suggest matter experts. both reactor experts and expert on emergency response. >> the u.s. agency for international development has spent nearly $750,000 on japanese relief efforts. u.s. aid rushed to the quake zone a team that includes officials from the department of health and human services. also on site are
of anything coming to the united states. medically or radiation that will alarm us. the key is that the container holds and that's the difference between chernobyl and makes it different than 3 mile island. >> it hadn't been under emergency watch for a possible explosion as pressure built up following the hydrogen blast in unit 1. adam housley joining us now a lot going on. first of all did you feel that blast? >> well, we felt the ground shake. we are not sure if it was an aftershock or explosion. we had a number of shakes one this morning that woke us up. there was a 6.2 and something lighter. we don't know because we were down here in an area that had been leveled about 6 feet high when the first initial tsunami came through here. i will recap the last 30 minutes as we were getting out of the area the loud speakers sirens came off. over the loud speaker a voice came on saying there was a tsunami eminent it was coming our way it was 3 meters. everybody was on bikes on foot running, driving, high tailing it out of the area as quickly as they could. behind me about 30 boats
of thousands of people who had a baby yesterday. >> bret: just wasn't too impressed. thanks for inviting us into your home tonight. that's it fair, balanced, and unafraid. >> shepard: no water, no power, five-hour waits for gasoline. survivors of the quake and tsunami here in japan face enormous challenges. as the government asks for help to prevent a full nuclear meltdown. i'm shepard smith live in tokyo. the news starts now. explosions have already rocked the reactors and if the containment systems fail, clouds of nuclear radiation could sweep into the sky. tonight, we'll show you how crews have been trying to keep things cool to prevent another disaster. and why it may already be too late. plus, some members of the u.s. military exposed to radiation as they try to help disaster survivors. and now the u.s. navy getting its ship out of the danger zone. good tuesday morning from tokyo, japan. 8:00 a.m. here in a metropolis of 13 million people in a. [no audio] >> jon: i'm jon scott in new york. we have temporarily lost our connection with shepard smith. shepard? >> shepard: infrastructure l
in the air and wounded 11 workers. meanwhile, u.s. resources are arrived to help the country responded to friday's earthquake that killed more than 10,000. japan's prime minister says it was the worst crisis since world war ii. while japan works to control its nuclear facilities from a third explosion, here and the united states, some lawmakers are asking for a halt to our nuclear power facilities. your thoughts on the that this morning. we will begin with "the new york times" and their head line. "u.s. nuclear push may be in peril." also this morning, it notes and "the washington post" -- a wary look at u.s. nuclear plants. regulators are reviewing license applications for 20 reactors -- yesterday on the sunday show, senator joseph lieberman, independent, talked about whether or not to have a temporary halt on nuclear power. here is what he had to say. >> we have 104 nuclear power plants in our country. every year, once a year, fema, nuclear regulatory commission, they go through emergency planning to see what they would do if it's a disaster struck. -- if a disaster struck. the reali
daiichi nuclear plant. and the u.s. military has shifted some of the fleet a little further from shore after some personnel were exposed to a cloud of low level radiation. the state department is warning americans they should avoid travel to japan. that seems like good advice. >>> also ahead the devastating earthquake that hit on friday was the biggest in japan's recorded history, but the aftermath may be worse with the tsunami washing out swaths of coastal civilization. many areas are cut off. no rescue getting in and very little information getting out. >> plus, six nuclear reactors suffered damage in the disaster. there have been two explosions now at the fukushima daiichi plant. 180,000 people were evacuated from around that area. what is known about the extent of the damage and what is the radiation threat to the people of japan and possibly even around the globe. ann curry is on the scene in japan. it seems to she'll update us live in a moment as well. >> just ahead also, many here in the united states are concerned about loved ones in the disaster zone. ann curry got a tweet fro
eventually raise suspicion of the muslim community, making us all less safe. >> in wisconsin, collective bargaining rights stripped from public workers. >> this is about the middle- class and doing it in a way to avoid massive tax increases and layoffs. >> in washington, congress tried to get its budget act together. >> we cannot keep on spending money we do not have. >> in libya, ragtag forces hand on. should the u.s. intervene? and npr's shoots itself in the foot again. >> it is time to push bird bird out of the nest. >> let me say at the outset we are putting this program together on friday just as we are getting the details on the earthquake and to none in japan. we do not have a lot to add except that modern science and technology have enabled officials in hawaii and the west coast of the u.s. to warn residents well in advance. as always, the u.s. navy is ready to respond quickly to events in the pacific with humanitarian relief. beyond that, there is not much we can say at this point. the program is "inside wash.." it has been a long while since a congressional hearing has built up
since 2004 was we used, before 2004 we thought we knew which piece of sub duction zones could have these really big earthquakes. the sumatra earthquake and now this one, what the earth often does, we learn to be pretty humble in the face of the complexities of the earth. the earth has the ability to surprise us. i think none of us expected that anything this big would happen there. >> rose: we continue with the president of georgia, talking about his relationship with russia and the events of 2008. >> america's main value for peoples like us, and there are many of us out there, right s that america, besides having power or economic leverage, it's also an idea t is a much bigger than than just another country. that is what makes america so strong. there is more freedomses it there in the world, it's much more pragmatic. and that's, i think there is nothing that can stop freedom. it's inevitable this is going to happen. and america should lead it. and i think should not be scared of it. >> rose: we conclude with film producer peter guber talking about the art much storytelling. >> i
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